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Possessing a physical nature; having an objective, tangible existence; being capable of perception by touch and sight.

Under Common Law, corporeal hereditaments are physical objects encompassed in land, including the land itself and any tangible object on it, that can be inherited.

Corporeal is the opposite of incorporeal, that which exists but is incapable of physical manifestation, as in the right to bring a lawsuit.


adjective actual, appreciable, bodily, bona fide, certain, concrete, corporal, definite, embodied, existent, firm, fleshly, having substance, in existence, incarnate, material, palpable, physical, real, solid, substantial, substantive, tangible, temporal, unspiritual
Associated concepts: corporeal hereditaments
Foreign phrases: Haereditas, alia corporalis, alia incorpooalis; corporalis est, quae tangi potest et videri; incorpooalis quae tangi non potest nec videri.An inheritance is either corporeal or incorporeal; corporeal is that which can be touched and seen; incorporeal, that which can neither be touched nor seen.
See also: bodily, corporal, material, mundane, objective, physical, tangible


having a physical body, tangible.
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When Stein re-immerses and loses herself again in the work, I read this as the moment when meaning returns in response to a reversion back to a more corporeally and cognitively co-constituted state.
Lorde interrogates the cultural standard of against masturbation by giving masturbation a central position in her work and making it corporeally ingrained in women's anatomy.
Scenes in "Da" that are obviously central to Charlie's self-concept may corporeally involve not only Charlie's middle-aged self, but also his teenaged self.
If, as the apostle says, in Christ lives the fullness of divinity corporeally [Col.
It is also important to inquire whether the ear is actually, physically, or corporeally present.
Othello, then, has attacked her entire identity, both social and physical, conceived of corporeally as her blood.
The final interweaving of the literal phallus with the metaphorical vaginal opening of his hand suggests a Christ figure that remains corporeally damaged, even though he has been resurrected.
Its pale, uneven surface and domestic materials--house paint, wood, gauze, sand, chalk, marble dust, nails--collude to create a form both corporeally spectral and patently architectural.
in a recent Interview in the Netherlands on how in the Blessed Eucharist we find this reality about ourselves corporeally expressed in Jesus Christ.
In its absolute, Manichean form, whites were said to be the repository of all that was corporeally beautiful, blacks, of everything offensive to aesthetic taste; whites were revealed as archetypes of moral behavior, blacks as the epitome of debasement; whites excelled as contributors to civilization, whereas blacks served as impediments to social progress.
On the contrary, it is important to note that the film emerges from a historical moment ripe with formal transgressions and sexual transgressors; the postwar American avantgarde was replete with films that engaged the viewer both corporeally and cognitively.